ENGL 101 - English Composition - Juan R. Buriel
|Professor:||Juan R. Buriel|
Hello, my name is Juan R. Buriel. I received my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC, Irvine and have been teaching full-time at COC since 2007. I also attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, was born and raised in Riverside, CA, and reside in Santa Clarita with my family.
I approach my courses with the belief that collaboration, modeling, and relevance are keys to academic success. What this means is that our understanding and written work is the product of a group effort consisting of the student, peers, and the professor. No one does it alone. To eliminate surprises or guessing, I believe in providing plenty of sample work that shows what a finished product might look like, whether it be an outline, essay, or a discussion thread and response. Finally, I believe that what we study and produce must be personally relevant. For instance, even less formal discussion threads should be viewed as producing content for eventual use in an outline and/or essay. It should all be connected.
Please feel free to email me if you have concerns, questions, or would like more information.
This is a UC/CSU transferable course that builds critical reading and expository writing skills through the analysis and evaluation of college-level texts and the composition of well-organized, full-length essays containing properly documented evidence. Units (4.00) apply to the associate degree. Course objectives include:
- Analyze and critically evaluate college-level, texts for rhetorical and genre strategies
- Compose persuasive, well-organized, grammatically correct essays, synthesizing properly documented and relevant evidence to develop and support a unified thesis
What to Expect in this Course
Two significant Canvas announcements will be posted each week during the semester that will outline and expedite in-person activities and meetings. A Monday announcement will introduce activities while a Friday announcement will serve as a brief reminder. These announcements will provide convenient links to the following resources used during weekly in-class meetings: office hours; discussions; course documents; videos. These announcements will also include detailed guidance on readings and assignments. Each discussion contains a sample thread to assist with its production. Each essay assignment also contains sample material to model what is expected. As an InPerson course, online resources are meant only to complement the multiple weekly in-personal class meetings wherein the majority of the course will be facilitated.
Types of Assessments
The course consists of 4 essays (on argument, advertisement, rhetoric, and advocacy), a weekly discussion, multiple weekly in-person peer review exercises, a final, and regular reading. The course requires attendance at multiple weekly in-person meetings.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Alfano, Christine L. and Alyssa J. O'Brien. Envision in Depth: Reading, Writing, and Researching Arguments. MLA Updated 4th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2016. ISBN#: 9780134679426. [required - by week #6]
Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. Rules for Writers. 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2022. ISBN#: 9781319244255. [required - by week #1]
Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. New York: Random House, 1983. ISBN#: 9780553272932. [required - by week #1]
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Last updated: 02/03/2023 Sub#: 1524